Death of George Jones

Death of George Jones

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Country music fan

London, KY

#1 Apr 26, 2013
George Jones has died at Vanderbuilt hospital admitted with fever and high blood pressure. The King of country music is dead! So sad...
Lock

London, KY

#2 Apr 26, 2013
Yeah i woke up to this news,sure hate it,there will never be another singer to replace him.Yeah i know all about his history,but still was a fan and loved him.The possem will be missed.
WillyP

Bowling Green, KY

#3 Apr 26, 2013
Country music fan wrote:
George Jones has died at Vanderbuilt hospital admitted with fever and high blood pressure. The King of country music is dead! So sad...
What are the odds of him showing up at his funeral? I'm guessing slim to none.
So Saddened To Hear

Middlesboro, KY

#5 Apr 26, 2013
http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/26/showbiz/music/o...

(CNN)-- George Jones, the country music legend whose graceful, evocative voice gave depth to some of the greatest songs in country music -- including "She Thinks I Still Care," "The Grand Tour" and "He Stopped Loving Her Today" -- has died, according to his public relations firm.

Jones, 81, died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, the public relations firm said. He had been hospitalized since April 18 with fever and irregular blood pressure.

Jones' career was marked by a tumultuous marriage to Tammy Wynette and bouts with alcoholism that led to occasional concert cancellations.(One of his nicknames was "No-Show Jones.")

But there was no denying his talent. Waylon Jennings once wrote a song that said, "George might show up flyin' high, if George shows up at all / But he may be, unconsciously, the greatest of them all."

Jones, nicknamed "The Possum" for his resemblance to the animal, was born in 1931 in east Texas. His early life was marked by poverty and a violent, alcoholic father. Young George taught himself to play guitar, and by the time he was a teenager he was singing on the streets and in the clubs of Beaumont, Texas, not far from his birthplace of Saratoga.
Ralph

London, KY

#6 Apr 26, 2013
"He stopped loving her today"
Lock

London, KY

#7 Apr 26, 2013
WillyP wrote:
<quoted text>
What are the odds of him showing up at his funeral? I'm guessing slim to none.
That was a joke,wasn't it?But i'm afraid noone got it.No show Jones.
da real elvis

Los Angeles, CA

#8 Apr 26, 2013
WillyP wrote:
<quoted text>
What are the odds of him showing up at his funeral? I'm guessing slim to none.
i'll be there, uh huh huh.

“I can see you”

Since: Jun 11

Lookout Mountain

#9 Apr 26, 2013
RIP George, you were the greatest!
WillyP

Bowling Green, KY

#10 Apr 26, 2013
Lock wrote:
<quoted text>That was a joke,wasn't it?But i'm afraid noone got it.No show Jones.
Other than you, nada!
Lock

London, KY

#11 Apr 26, 2013
WillyP wrote:
<quoted text>
Other than you, nada!
Yeah,i've been getting your sense of humor style for years now.I loved George,but i can recall many times [once in richmond ,he was appearing ,and they had to search the bars,if they found him,he always managed to sing good anyway.Johnny Paycheck was another they had to search the bars for.Although he never made it as big as George,i liked him.
G Jones Videos

Bristol, UK

#12 Apr 28, 2013
Here are a few of his videos, and I am sure youtube.com has a few also.
http://www.cmt.com/videos/george-jones/739435...
Curious

London, KY

#13 Apr 29, 2013
Who's gonna fill his shoes?
Cat Fish

Manchester, KY

#14 Apr 29, 2013
It sure want be one of those Rap singers!
Peggy

Mount Sterling, KY

#15 Apr 29, 2013
Rest in peace old friend
Reply

United States

#17 Apr 29, 2013
He was losing his voice there on the last.
Here is a video of his last performance.
mee

East Bernstadt, KY

#18 Apr 30, 2013
he had a stroke about five or six years ago
Jones gospel tribute

Chicago, IL

#19 Apr 30, 2013
excited

Simpsonville, SC

#20 Apr 30, 2013
Lock wrote:
<quoted text>That was a joke,wasn't it?But i'm afraid noone got it.No show Jones.
Yep, some of us got it, and I have to disagree. This will be the ONE place that he can't pull a disappearing act on his public.

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